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La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2003

La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2003

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Colour: Dense red. Bouquet: Complex, with scents of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and sweet spices, licorice and chocolate. Taste: Perfect balance with sweet tannins and long and intense finish. Pairings: Ideal with grilled food, sauced and elaborate red meat and wild game.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco
Brand La Spinetta
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateAs is generally the case, I find the Starderi to be the most convincing of the estate's Barbarescos and the 2003 is no exception. It is the ripest and sweetest of the wines, showing generous nuances of licorice, toasted oak, menthol and macerated cherries on a broad, full-bodied frame with terrific length as well as balance. Here the firm tannins are balanced by the wine's greater concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2018.

Antonio Galloni, October 2006
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorShows a pungent fresh herb character under the plummy fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, with good tannins and a spicy finish. Should be better with time. Best after 2008. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,400 cases made.

James Suckling, September 30, 2006